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Cost of the School Day evaluation released

22 January 2020
Read the results of an evaluation, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland, which shows the positive impact that the Cost of the School Day project has had on school and local authority child poverty awareness, policy and practice.

Understand the rules of PIP? Are you able to challenge decisions?

14 January 2020
Book on our PIP and attendance allowance - an introduction, or Challenging PIP decisions training courses in January

Becoming an effective trainer

13 January 2020
Book on our popular 2-day training course on 22 and 23 January 2020

Places left for Scottish Social Security course - Inverness

13 January 2020
Our popular Scottish social security training is being delivered in Inverness on 23 January.

Is food the right response to child hunger?

13 January 2020
A Mori poll for the Trussell Trust, published on 16 October in the Daily Mirror, showed more than half the British public think food banks are an embarrassment to this country and 7 in 10 think they should not exist in a modern society. They think it’s the government’s responsibility to deal with it. They are right. More people than ever, 21%, say ‘poverty and inequality’ is the most important issue facing Britain - the highest rate since 1997.

Managing money: the importance of autonomy

16 December 2019
From time to time, we all get into difficulty managing our money. A boiler breaking, a car needing repair, a bigger heating bill than expected. These things can hit us hard and always seem to be poorly timed, particularly if money is already tight. We all have different methods of coping, and different ways of ensuring we keep on top of all the other bills and rent. Some people try to manage by taking the hit in one go; whereas others do the exact opposite, choosing to cut back less but over a longer period. Some will use savings and replenish these over time; others will try to cut back on their living expenses.

Blog from Liz Bain, Acting Head at Keith Grammar School

11 December 2019
Keith Grammar School let us come and films just some of their Cost of the School Day projects. Acting Head Teacher Liz Bain tells us more about the changes they made to uniform policy.

Human rights aren't conditional

10 December 2019
Human Rights Day is an opportunity to reflect on our rights and what they mean to us. At CPAG we are particularly concerned with rights in the context of the changing benefits system, and ensuring that human rights are upheld when such drastic reforms are introduced.

NEW TO WELFARE RIGHTS? WE HAVE THE ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR YOU

10 December 2019
Due to demand this course will run again, on 13-17 January - book now!

CPAG in 2019

10 December 2019
We look back over the past year at CPAG, from our campaigns and research to our legal work.